Shiseido announced the opening of their new office in Singapore, located in the heart of Singapore’s Central Business District.
The move is part of Shiseido’s VISION 2020 corporate transformation, as the company focuses on accelerating growth in the second phase of its medium-to-long term strategy. The new office hub will house the regional headquarters of Shiseido Asia Pacific, the global headquarters for Shiseido Travel Retail and the affiliate office of Shiseido Singapore. As centres of value creation, this structure facilitates flexible and agile decision making; enabling Shiseido to achieve significant growth through marketing activities attuned to the needs of regional consumers and global travellers.
As they continue to build for the future, Shiseido is committed to an increased investment in their brands, talent development, beauty innovation and business activities that will positively and sustainably impact society.
The new office will house three new dedicated facilities:
Asia Learning Centre, a first-of-its-kind dedicated training facility that will train approximately 2,000 Shiseido employees from Asia Pacific, Travel Retail, Japan & China each year. Its programmes aim to develop leadership, function-specific and innovation skills and behaviours that are critical in supporting growth and bringing out the best from employees for Shiseido’s continued success.
Asia Pacific Innovation Centre, which will enable open-source innovation, Asia Pacific consumer research, as well as create and localize a portfolio of highly specialised products for the Asian market and climate.
Life Quality Beauty Centre: As they strive for a society that promotes greater happiness and positivity for everyone, this is a unique facility that provides private, specialized make-up consultations to consumers with significant skin concerns such as port-wine stains, nevus, scars, vitiligo and changes in appearance due to the side effects of medical treatment. Shiseido has helped consumers with serious skin concerns since 1956, when many in Japan suffered from serious skin burns post-war, by developing a foundation called Shiseido Spots Cover.
Shiseido Asia Pacific and the global headquarters of Travel Retail first established their presence in Singapore in 2016 & 2015 respectively; with the employee base almost doubling to over 250 employees, with nationalities spread across 17 countries.
The strategic location of the Singapore office puts Shiseido closer to key markets in Asia, enabling the company toleverage the region’s robust potential with its rising middle-class population. Growth in the premium beauty segment in Asia Pacific is forecasted increase by USD$4.4 billion from 2016-2021, while the mass beauty segment is expected to achieve more than triple this amount.
Asia Pacific also represents a key region and engine of growth for the global Travel Retail Channel. Current forecasts estimate that its beauty segment represents a potential market size of USD$26 billion by 2021; the proximity of Shiseido Travel Retail aims to empower and guide the team alongside this growth.
Shiseido was founded in 1872 as the first Western-style pharmacy in Japan. The business gradually evolved into a cosmetic company, offering consumers the most advanced technology and finest aesthetics available in the East or West. Shiseido is the premier cosmetics company with roots in Japan; and the name of Shiseido has come to represent the world’s highest standards of quality.
Shiseido’s global selection of skincare, makeup and fragrance includes a high-performance category for special skin care, and a brightening line. Shiseido also offers body care, suncare and a skincare line for men. Fiercely contemporary and innovative after 145 years in business, Shiseido is now sold in 88 countries and regions across the world.
UnPackt is the first zero-waste specialty grocer and wholesaler in Singapore to offer packaging-free shopping. Following the debut of their well-received flagship store, they recently established their second store in the heart of the central business district at Downtown Gallery.
You can pick up quality groceries and daily lifestyle products in your own containers. UnPackt helps you to minimize food waste and excessive plastic packaging, while saving you money on your grocery bill.
Unpackt is also a social enterprise which aims to employ single parents and elderly, with an aim to cultivate a conscious community within the neighbourhood.
Platinum Fitness is the newest 24/7 fitness club in Singapore. Stay fit even in the midst of your busy lifestyle and hectic work schedules.
Train with Platinum Fitness and exercise in a luxurious environment whenever you want, within the budget you can afford - without the pressure of signing up for personal training.
Platinum Fitness pride themselves at being an affordable luxury. they offer the best environment, equipment and service, at a price you can’t beat.
Platinum Fitness is the best-in-class 24-hour fitness studio for people of all fitness levels -- people who are ready to achieve their fitness goals in a luxurious, inviting and clean environment, all without breaking the bank.
The newly-launched Tayo Station, is the first Tayo character-based indoor playground in Southeast Asia for families and the young to play, indulge and create their own adventures with Tayo the Little Bus & his friends.
Tayo Station is themed around the South Korean animated series (Tayo The Little Bus) that follows Tayo and his little bus friends who often discover new sights and go on exciting adventures every day in the big city.
Tayo Station spans a massive 10,000 sq ft space that integrates indoor playground attractions, edutainment area and sensory play space for young children from 1 to 12 years old. These include the Tayo’s Road Circuit, Poco’s Hinoki Play, and Gani’s Playground and many more that are created to entertain while offering a healthy level of challenge for the kids to overcome.
Click here to find out more about the many different fun sections of Tayo Station and here for admission tickets information.
Milligram is part of Cherry Beans Coffee which is Australia’s leading specialty coffeehouse chain. Thier brand aims to create a premium coffee culture for their enthusiasts in Australia and worldwide.
Through their new ambition, Milligram serves their 100% Arabica blend, comprised of three certified organic coffees. Milligram has also created their own menu to deliver the most delicious and fresh organic coffee and organic food at a reasonable price. Their “Health Conscious” recipes suit the dietary needs and tastes of anyone who wants stunningly delicious meals.
Built on the foundations of Cherry Beans Coffee, Milligram is truly one of a kind. One that creates a contemporary eco-friendly space for coffee and food enthusiasts, helping them make healthier and organic lifestyle choices.
Recently launched at Marina One by 1855 F&B Pte Ltd, The Spot is a multi-concept venue that comprises an all-day dining, café, restaurant, bar and an accompanying cigar lounge where everything you need in a busy day has been anticipated and readied.
This is further strengthened by strategic partnerships with award-winning wine retailer 1855 The Bottle Shop and celebrated whisky marque The Macallan. Located alongside one another within a 5,000 sqft space, each partner operates autonomously but in close cooperation to create a flawless, holistic “day to night” experience.
The Spot itself occupies an area of roughly 3500-sq-ft. Its different concepts, tied together through purpose and meticulous design, create an ‘every day’ venue in every sense of the word: not only ‘morphing’ in mood and ambience to perfectly suit the time of day, but offering a full range of food, bar bites, coffee, cocktail, wine and whisky to nourish, sustain, soothe, seduce and delight you throughout the entire day – every day.
With over 100 exciting and innovative classes a week, get your pre-and post-work or lunchtime fitness fix doing Clubbercise, Flight (cycle) series, The Sufferfest, BodyPump, Yoga or one of their many performance-focused classes.
Virgin Active DUO Galleria will feature an all-new High Energy Athletic Training (H.E.A.T) Zone – first ever in Singapore – that is highly focused on metabolic training. H.E.A.T is a sports-focused form of training that teaches your body to efficiently use its energy source for maximum athletic output.
Its dedicated Pilates Reformer Studio is where you can work those muscles you never knew you had. Participate in their Pilates Reformer classes using Stott reformer beds with cardio tramps, rebound boards and Vinyasa Triangles.
Members can also look forward to their High Energy Studio featuring a great variety of dance, fight, HIIT, and strength building classes such as Les Mills' BodyJam, Body Pump and GRIT, Zumba, Clubbercise plus Boxing classes and much more that the new branch has to offer.
Tokachi Tontaro has recently opened its doors in Singapore at Plaza Singapura and OUE Downtown Gallery, bringing the brand's signature Hokkaido Grilled Pork Rice Bowl to Singapore.
A traditional Japanese dish adored by every local in Obihiro, Hokkaido, the Buta Don combines perfectly grilled slices of charred juicy pork slathered in mouth-watering Hokkaido specialty tare sauce and served atop premium Yumepirika rice.
In addition to the Regular Buta Don, Tokachi Tontaro serves two other unique variations of the classic dish - Spicy Tomato and Miso Buta Don. Each pork bowl can be customised down to the amount of spring onions and black pepper for a fully personalised gourmet bowl. A range of delectable side dishes including Hokkaido Imomochi Cheese and Hokkaido Crab Cream Croquette are also available to complete each meal. Tokachi Tontaro looks forward to sharing the taste of Hokkaido’s Signature Buta Don with you!
Featuring an air-conditioned indoor 20-metre swimming pool with a hydrotherapy spa for relaxation & recovery plus a 10-metre high indoor climbing wall, boasting multiple automatic belaying systems for ease of use, this new club is all set to wow their members.
Get your pre- and post-work or lunchtime fitness fix with up to 200 engaging and innovative classes a week including Les Mills' BodyPump, BodyJam & GRIT series, Pound, Zumba, Yoga, HIIT or with one of their many performance-focused classes offered at this new spacious 26,000 sq ft club.
Hong Kong-based "Demon Chef" Alvin Leung is bringing his roast duck concept by the name of 'Forbidden Duck' to our sunny island.
Serving signature Peking-style and slow-cooked Roast Duck plus other classic Cantonese dishes; Forbidden Duck's first Singapore outpost is located at Marina Bay Financial Centre and is due to open some time this month.
Three Michelin-starred chef Leung, 57, owns three Michelin-starred restaurants, Bo Innovation in Hong Kong and one Michelin-starred, Bo London in the UK.
Born in London and raised in Toronto, chef Leung joined the culinary scene late at age 40 as he was previously helping out in his family's business.
Boutique gym Kilter Avenue has launched HRVST, a cafe & bar concept which aims to make vegan cuisine a highly sought after and approachable one.
Injecting the cool into vegan cuisine, their dishes are easy on the wallet, good for the body, and pleasing to the eyes. You’ll be glad you made that missed steak.
HRVST is helmed by partner head chefs, Addis Tan and Dylan Choong, who have between them close to 20 years of experience of working in many kitchens, most recently in Tippling Club, Esquina, and Cheek by Jowl. Over the years, they have explored with different types of cuisines, always looking for new inspiration and motivation to continue on their chef journey.
Takayama invites you into an exclusive yet intimate theatre of refined dining, cocooned in the midst of the Central Business District.
Japanese cuisine encompasses the richness of Japanese culture, brought to life at Takayama by their chefs as they perform culinary magic right before your eyes. Savour the authentic umami flavour of Japanese food inspired by the passage of the seasons to satisfy both your heart and your appetite, each dish an exquisite masterpiece.
Takayama’s main dining room features two kappo-style counters for seven and five guests respectively, which offer interaction and personal attention from their chefs, as well as a two-seat and a four-seat booth. In addition, guests can enjoy the exclusivity of two private dining rooms, for six and eight guests respectively.
Chef Taro Takayama is a native of Wakayama, near Osaka, home to extraordinary scenic beauty and some of Japan’s best ramen. His culinary calling has its roots here and in the comforting taste of childhood dishes that is deeply etched in his memory.
Pursuing his passion for Japanese cuisine, Chef Taro began his career at three-star Michelin restaurants in Osaka, such as Kashiwaya in Senriyama and Koryu in Kitashinchi. A mere eight years later, in 2013, he was appointed Master Chef at the residence of the Japanese Ambassador to Singapore, a coveted assignment that saw him cook for many high-profile events and serve up his creations to celebrities and dignitaries, including Japan’s Crowne Prince Naruhito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Having developed a deep appreciation for Singapore’s cultural diversity and local cuisine, Chef Taro went on to become Chef de Cuisine at Mandarin Orchard Singapore. At Takayama, he continues to delight diners with his culinary artisanry that celebrates the authentic flavours and meticulous simplicity of Japanese food at its finest.
The culinary culture of their menu originates from Osaka, which came to be known during the Edo period as "the kitchen of the world". Across their kappo counter, your senses will be awakened to the rich ingredients gathered from around Japan, to the sound of meat grilling, fish frying, and the exuberance of their chefs as they lavish attention on perfecting each creation.
Inspired by the changing seasons of Japan, their menu is dictated by seasonal ingredients and cooking methods. their signature dish, Abalone + Uni is the ultimate celebration of this inspiration. Beverages too are curated with the seasons in mind to complement Takayama’s culinary style.
Helmed by head chefs, Chef Ichimaya and Chef Imai, Kazu Sushi Grill Sake’s kitchen is led by the best. Chef Ichimaya has served at Sushi Kyubei for 10 years and Sushi Kaishin for 3.5 years. On top of that, he has served for many years in top Japanese restaurants. Chef Imai previously cooked at the Embassy of Japan too, serving many presidents, kings and queens, dignitaries and politicians from all over the world.
For the best quality of ingredients, seafood and vegetables are flown in directly from Japan three times a week. Diners may also enjoy fresh catch of the day prepared as sushi or sashimi, flown straight from Hokkaido. Indulge in the freshness, with sushi and sashimi sets, or donburi sets available for both lunch and dinner. For the adventurous, go on a gastronomic journey with an omakase dinner and enjoy the chef’s specially curated menu.
Formerly housed within the New Majestic Hotel, the award-winning Majestic Restaurant has found a new home at Marina One located within the prestigious Marina Bay financial district.
Established since January 2006, the award-winning Majestic Restaurant under the umbrella of Unlisted Collection features contemporary Chinese cuisine helmed by internationally renowned, award-winning owner-Chef Yong Bing Ngen.
Handmade dim sum will be served every afternoon for lunch and guests can still look forward to their signature items including wasabi prawns, stewed lobster noodles and Peking duck. A perfect venue for business entertainment and all other occasions.
The cuisine is contemporary Chinese cuisine served on individual plating. Chef’s specialties include the Combination platter of crispy wasabi prawn, pan seared foie gras, Peking duck and organic greens, Stewed noodles with Boston lobster, ginger and scallion, Pan seared fillet of U.S ribeye in sesame sauce and Korean kimchi, Claypot rice with kampong chicken and Chilled ‘Mao Shan Wang’ durian with gula Malacca.
The restaurant also has a wide selection of wines to compliment the delectable cuisine it serves.
Be the FIRST to have it all - The excitement, exhilaration, momentum & intensity of the REAL Rhythm Cycling workout. Groove to the coolest music with their Rockstar Instructors in a super fun & impactful 45-min session, guaranteed to make you sweat!
Opening soon at Downtown Gallery, Absolute Cycle is Singapore's premier, dedicated rhythm based indoor cycling studio and lifestyle destination. They are a community driven by the sweat of their ride, the connection of their pack and the joy of every rider that enters their doors.
Rhythm cycling is a full-body workout focused on an optimal cardio class with movements, music, and motivation. You have fun, hear great music and burn 500 - 800+ calories a single 45-min session!
GuavaLabs is Singapore's first co-wellness space. It offers instructors and fitness experts complete control over their schedules, revenue, and clients without exclusive contracts or lock-in studio agreements.
A turn-key boutique studio space in the heart of the CBD with 4 premium training rooms ready to be booked by the hour.
Instructors will be able to rent, host and manage their classes in fully functional studios equipped with state of the art equipment and brand new facilities.
As part of the GuavaPass community, trainers are also given access to their extensive membership network to fill spots whilst gaining exposure and expanding their business.
Experience Upside Motion's award-winning Pilates, Barre and Aerial classes in the heart of downtown Singapore. Take your workout beyond your imagination, it's time to get fit, get inspired and discover the Upside of life.
Boasting 4000 square feet worth of studio space, Upside Motion's new studio is located at Dowtown Gallery. A holler away from three MRT stations: Raffles Place, Tanjong Pagar and Downtown, power start your day with them before you head to the office or pop in for a lunch-hour refuelling session. Then after a long day, detox with some heart-pumping action or stretch it out and release your endorphins with one of their classes.
Equipped with a Reformer room housing eight Reformer machines, the new studio includes another two commodious rooms specially designed for their signature Xtend Barre, Pilates, Aerial and the newest addition to their programme line-up – Yoga!
To ensure you are all fresh and looking sharp for the next important meeting or hot date, the new studio also offers shower facilities and a chic and luxurious powder room for you to glam up post work-out! There, they’ve got you covered! Journey with them to a stronger and leaner body that houses a happier heart. It is time for an Upside perception of life.
Introducing a new way to indulge in comfort food in the Central Business District; OUE Re:Store is an automated deli service at Downtown Gallery that serves up heritage food by renowned chefs along with an efficient order and pick-up system.
With a curated menu designed by renowned chefs from around Asia including William Wongso, Malcolm Lee, Sau del Rosario and KF Seetoh, OUE Re:Store offers an array of irresistible dining options available at literally, one’s fingertips.
This convenient service allows consumers to place their order along with a preferred pick up time, where their orders are then assigned to a vault personalised with their names for them to collect after – granting the CBD crowd a more efficient dining experience, away from lengthy lunch hour queues. Prices of food will range between SGD8 and SGD12.
Artisanal perfume made in Singapore; Freda'D Parfum's first flagship store is now at Downtown Gallery. It's perfume bar will allow you to create your own scents like other Freda'D Parfum's quality products.
Freda'D is an artisanal fragrance house dedicated to the art of natural perfumery, continuously producing quality perfumes and fragranced products.
Their perfume ranges are personally created by their founder Freda, meticulously mixed through trial and error, ensuring that the highest qualities of the unique fragrance appeals to a broad range of customers. Every scent is inspired by a part of Freda's life, sharing a personal story through the perfumes.
Freda’D has scents for different personalities and styles; the young, the old, the sexy, and even the sporty. Pairing up with fashion not only brings out the perfume style but enhances and complements one's entire outfit.
At Wafuken, they pride themselves on serving food that deliver the most exquisite pleasure to your taste buds and is healthy for your body.
As Singapore's first sous-vide based restaurant concept, their perfectly cooked meats are where they shine - they provide some of the silkiest salmon fillets, juiciest chicken breasts, and the most tantalizing steaks you can find anywhere.
While sous-vide cooked food are mostly found only in gourmet restaurants, at Wafuken, they offer it to everyone readily at an affordable pricing. Visit their new outlet at Downtown Gallery.
New at Downtown Gallery is Septième Largeur, specialising in bespoke handcrafted leather shoes.
Born in Spain, Marcos Fernandez Cabezas is the founder of Septième Largeur.
Septième Largeur today has three boutiques in Paris, their Asia flagship boutique in Singapore, one in Taiwan and Geneva respectively.
The choice of material plays a key role in the life and aesthetics of every pair of Septième Largeur shoes. The full-grain French calf leather comes from renowned tanneries in Europe with a rich heritage and are carefully selected by Marcos. Relentless in the pursuit for quality, Marcos continually seeks to improve the quality and comfort of their shoes by constantly exploring factories around Europe. Septième Largeur selects the best French leather tanneries and best British ones for suede.
Experience history, tradition and craftsmanship at its finest with Septième Largeur. Read more about its history here.
The Autobus in cycling terminology is the name given to the group of cyclists in a road cycling race that forms a large group behind the leading peloton. It is also the name of a bespoke cycling cafe at Downtown Gallery.
The Autobus is the first of its kind in South East Asia.
It runs on a very strong ethos of serving the community with its coffee from 7am in the morning up till late at night. Focused also on serving food that are real, whole and natural. If you can pick it, pluck it, milk it, shoot it, you can eat it!
Designed with the intention of sharing good food in all its forms, The Providore Downtown aims to create an environment for people to enjoy and learn about wholesome and quality products in an inspiring space.
Operating as a cafe, deli, bakery, grocer, takeaway station, cooking studio and wine room all-under-one-roof, The Providore Downtown is a multi-concept store you should not miss.
Oh, we should mention that they have the largest walk-in cheese room in Singapore.
Carrying versatile pieces that take your child from party to playground to playpen, online kids shop Le Petit Society, has set up their first bricks-and-mortar concept store at the new Downtown Gallery.
They want to offer that exceptional convenience to however their customers want to shop. With their new physical shop, customers can buy online and choose if they want to pick up their items in their physical store.
Le Petit Society - the little society was founded upon the desire to create versatile, well-crafted clothing for children that will journey with them from the moment they arrive into this world, as precious little newborns, to the time they step out as spirited young individuals. With the founding principle that great style should be for everyone, Le Petit Society was formed in 2012 by an inspired Singaporean couple, Robyn Liang and Dylan Ong with the desire to fill a gap in the kids garment world. Through developing an Asia-made line that delivers top quality and design, the collections boast of the most comfortable and stylish pieces befitting for all occasions, across all ages.
As parents to two delightful little girls, the founders of Le Petit Society continue to seek only the best in their creations. With their experience as parents strengthening their resolve to create safe and comfortable products with every collection, Le Petit Society believes in using only choice fabrics that children will want to wear daily, and last generations. They place great thought and care in crafting their designs and their most important purpose is, and always has been, to give your children comfort and joy through their charming collections for a long time to come. Join their journey as they take small steps to bigness making clothing that caters from newborn to 12 years old.
Patisserie G has opened their 2nd branch at the new urban lifestyle mall, Downtown Gallery.
Coffee lovers will be thrilled to know that they have the POURSTEADY, a coffee pour-over machine which creates precision pours. Experience a cup of coffee with great balance of body and flavour with Patisserie G.
The first Patisserie G was opened in November 2012 by Gwen Lim. Her passion and appetite for quality desserts are inspired from many places and by many chefs, and her dream is to be able to share what she loves to eat with others.
Try Bombe Cherise, a Dark Chocolate Sponge & Mousse with Kirsch-soaked Cherries or The Tropical, a homage to the forever summer weather here in Singapore. It is a gateaux of a Buttery Crumble base, Coconut Sponge, Banana Marmalade, Mango Passion Mousse and Malibu Chantilly Cream.
Crème Simon, the multi-awarded French heritage skincare brand opens its first flagship boutique in July 2017 at the new urban lifestyle mall, Downtown Gallery at Shenton Way.
As part of its global health and nutritional philosophy towards total body wellness, Crème Simon also sees an expansion in the range of product offerings to include two new product lines – Wellness Teas and Health and Beauty Supplements to complete its holistic global Skincare range.
Founded by a visionary pharmacist, Joseph Simon, in 1860, the #1 celebrated French beauty brand has been inspiring generations of women to enjoy meaningful natural beauty rituals. The store is envisioned as the definitive mark to present Crème Simon’s new honest, humanist and holistic approach to skincare through natural skin care and complementary nutritional solutions.
Furnished with furniture and decorative details, the store interior design remains faithful to Crème Simon’s dedication to strikingly simple and sophisticated aesthetics influenced by minimalism and post modernism. The new store offers a different shopping experience by breaking the mould of cosmetics store. It will be a place with multiple touch points for customers to feel, learn and experience the Crème Simon’s history, DNA, product specificities and personalised skin and health advices in a lifestyle-retail environment.
Through the brand store, Crème Simon invites customers on a discovery tour to learn more about Crème Simon’s heritage and milestones over the hundred years. Relaxing over a cup of welcome tea, they can explore the premium natural skin care products and receive nutritional advices from the wellness advisors.
Oakwood Asia Pacific Ltd, a member of Oakwood Worldwide, the global leader in furnished and serviced apartment solutions, has unveiled Singapore’s first Oakwood Premier property.
Strategically located in the heart of the city’s vibrant Central Business District (CBD), in the highly anticipated new OUE Downtown building, Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore will mark the second Oakwood property in Singapore, following the March opening of Oakwood Studios on Orchard Road.
Blending urban style with nature-inspired elements, the Oakwood Premier serviced apartments are designed to give sophisticated travelers a relaxing home, with all the luxuries of a hotel.
Located above the new retail mall in the OUE Downtown skyscraper, an elegant lobby welcomes guests to an intimate oasis in the CBD; where they can seek respite from their fast-paced
The property offers a range of premium facilities, including an outdoor infinity pool and Jacuzzi, The Fitness Center by Oakwood, contemporary lobby bar, outdoor barbeque, The Oakwood Executive Club and Boardroom, residents’ lounge, Se7enth restaurant, and more, all managed by Oakwood.
Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore features 268 mid- and high-level residences, comprised of a mix of stylish studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments. With a minimum stay of seven nights, all units are furnished with either a kitchenette (Studio) or fully equipped kitchen (one- and two-bedroom apartments), Samsung mobile phone and tablet, washer/dryer (one- and two-bedroom) and complimentary launderette access (studio).
The convenience provided by these amenities is paired with the hospitality, wellness services and personalized concierge services of a five-star hotel. From health and fitness trainers, beauty and grooming experts, spa treatments and prestigious tailors, guests of Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore will have insider access to some of the city’s best services at OUE Downtown.
Business and leisure travelers who need a discreet and luxurious environment will find Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore an ideal base from which to explore the city or live like a local, benefitting from airport transfers, complimentary daily breakfast and housekeeping, 24-hour customer service and in-room dining.
Oakwood Premier OUE Singapore is set to continue the tradition of superlative service currently offered by existing Oakwood Premier properties in Bangalore, Jakarta, Manila, Seoul, Tokyo, Guangzhou and Incheon.
MAKE UP FOR EVER is a professional makeup brand of exceptional quality and innovative products. Their flagship store is one of the many exciting retail additions to the new Downtown Gallery.
Founded in 1984 by renowned makeup artist Dany Sanz, the brand offers a cult-favorite collection of vivid, high-pigment colors, superior face and body foundations and expert artisan formulas to professional makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts all around the world.
Singapore’s new destination to Look Well, Keep Well and Eat Well, Downtown Gallery, is part of the redeveloped OUE Downtown development on Shenton Way.
It is a one-of-a-kind destination for like-minded people to commune, comprising approximately 150,000 sq ft of premium retail space spread over six levels, including one basement level, housing bold new retail and lifestyle concepts. Its prominent 262-metre-wide frontage is one of the longest single retail frontages in the heart of the commercial district, creating more window display space than any comparable development. Click here to read more about Downtown Gallery.
SAMA Curry & Cafe at the new Downtown Gallery serves authentic Japanese soup curry. Get ready to taste the furiously delicious soup curry in 30 different levels of spiciness - measured in “bears”, from baby bear to adult bear and crazy bear.
SAMA Curry & Cafe opened its first store in Hokkaido in 2004. Today, there are 10 SAMA outlets in Japan mainly in Hokkaido, Sendai, Tokyo and Fukuoka. Also available in Hong Kong and now in Singapore.
FrankSkincare is a 100% organic luxury skincare line which produces small batches of fresh skincare products that are non-GMO and free from animal testings.
Formulated by organic beauty fanatics, FrankSkincare products are made with a focus on achieving healthy skin for everyone.
They carefully source top-grade natural active ingredients from different parts of the world, making sure they are packed with genuine benefits and contain no harmful chemicals.
Their ingredients are 100% natural, 100% non-GMO, 100% Organic, 100% paraben-free and 100% against animal testing. Their ingredients are certified organic by international organizations United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Australian Certified Organic (ACO).
Think of the Mandarin Orchard Hotel's Chicken Rice but in a lighter, fuss-free version at a quick-serve venue near you. The iconic and much beloved Chatterbox now brings you a selection of its signature flavours specially packaged for those on the go. Visit Express by Chatterbox at the new Downtown Gallery and take your pick of value meals and local favourites for dine-in or takeaway.
Perfect for casual get-togethers and pre dinner meet-ups, VENUE By Sebastian is one of the first few dining establishments to open at the swanky new Downtown Gallery in the heart of the central commercial district. Occupying 1,900 sqft space on the ground floor of Downtown Gallery, the 80-seat communal dining restaurant is set to inspire diners with its exciting contemporary European fare.
Helmed by Chef-Owner Sebastian Ng, former Chef-Owner of the now-defunct Restaurant Ember, and Chef de Cuisine Jonathan Lee, former Head Chef of Artichoke, VENUE By Sebastian is guided by the chefs’ beliefs in serving unpretentious yet tasty and well-balanced meals for all diners.
Curated with meticulous details over months of experimentation, the extensive menu at VENUE By Sebastian is a harmonious blend of modern European culinary techniques and quality ingredients, imbued with a refreshing touch of Asian flavours.
Running on a sharing plates concept, the lunch and dinner menus are designed to feature a mix of communal dishes in sharing portions across eight dish categories including, ‘Toast’, ‘Fritti & Greens’, ‘Pasta’, ‘Raw, Cured & Smoked’, ‘Pan, Coal & Roast’, ‘Sides’ and ‘Sweets’.
Hipster Japanese coffee joint, Omotesando Koffee which draws crowds in Hong Kong and Tokyo is coming soon to Singapore at the new Downtown Gallery by Shenton Way.
It actually started off as a Tokyo pop-up in the luxurious Omotesando residential distract.
The cafe is famous for its minimalist style, as well as their signature custard cake which come in bite-sized cubes.
The coffee beans to be used here in Singapore will be roasted in Kyoto by Ogawa Coffee Roasters, just like the outlet in Japan. And their Singapore outlet's baristas will be trained by the baristas from Omotesando Japan and Hong Kong for three to six months.
Sichuan is a style of Chinese cuisine originating from Sichuan province in southwestern China. It has bold flavours, particularly the pungency and spiciness resulting from the use of garlic and chili peppers, as well as the unique flavor of the Sichuan pepper.
Enjoy an authentic rendition of Sichuan classics at Chen’s Mapo Tofu at the new Downtown Gallery.
On the menu are set meals featuring the must-try Chen’s Signature Mapo Tofu, alongside oh-so-delicious rice and noodle specialities that are sure to hit just the right spot.
The Work Project (a Hong Kong-based co-working space operator) will be opening soon in June 2017. It will fill the entire 4th floor of the new OUE Downtown Gallery located at Shenton Way.
The new 20,000 sq ft of co-working space will have:
230 private workstations, 100 hot desks and 120 collaboration spaces
Over 20 meeting rooms
Event space and workshop room
Full-service pantry including breakfast and lunch selection from The Providore
Full-service café by Omotesando Koffee
Nursing and first aid room
The Work Project has carefully designed a multi-sensory environment to enhance productivity: Every single element – including music, scent, refreshments and furniture has been carefully curated with the goal of improving productivity and work experience. Members are empowered with access to a range of facilities, services and thoughtfully curated amenities that will help accelerate their rise.
Get ready to hop on the Downtown Line Stage 2 (DTL2) to enjoy the sights and festivities in town later this year, because DTL2 opens In December 2015!
That’s right, the 16.6km long DTL2, with 1 depot and 12 stations, including 4 interchanges stations at Little India, Newton, Botanic Gardens and Bukit Panjang will give commuters even greater accessibility to the rest of Singapore, improving travel times.
DTL2 runs along the Bukit Timah corridor, and will breathe new life into schools along Bukit Timah and businesses at malls like Coronation Plaza, Railway Mall and Bukit Panjang Plaza. Eateries along Sixth Avenue and Beauty World Centre will also become more accessible.
With DTL2 ready ahead of the earlier announced 1Q2016 timeframe, it also means delay caused by the insolvency of Alpine Bau, the main contractor responsible for 3 stations, has been completely recovered.